This week’s fashionplate features our satin Janis shorts at the new vegan/ veggie spot ABC V. I went here for brunch with a gf and we sat at the bar as it was already packed at noon. We both started with delish matcha coladas. We then decided to splitzies some eats. We got the sambal and cheddar dosa and omg so delish. We also go the gluten free almond pancakes which were great, the little beaker with maple syrup was adorbs too. The fingerling potatoes were great as well. I added a cold brew because we all know I need my caffeine. This spot was so yummy and it was a mix of girl gangs and couples and families. I definitely will be back to try dinner. See how I styled this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate was at Insta superstar spot Cha Cha Matcha right near two other favs- Seamore’s and Goldbar. I was meeting a fellow friend who also works in fashion for a brainstorming and catch up sess and fashion week brainstorming and we decided to check out this very adorable spot to get fully caffeinated. Everything is pink and green and super cute. We snagged a seat in the corner and got to work. I had an iced matcha without milk and sugar which was vvv good and kept me awake. My friend got the matcha cappuccino which she loved. We also split the vegan banana bread and matcha dough’ssant both of which are good. Some people are saying it’s expensive, and while it’s not cheap it’s not more than Starbucks and it has a super cute vibe and friendly service and you can sit and enjoy your matcha or coffee and work or hang out for a bit, a plus in my book. See how I styled this fashionplate and all the OOTD deets below.
This week’s fashionplate keeps things light and healthy. I love indulging in decadent meals as well as eating clean and healthy. I’ve been wanting to check out the new vegetarian restaurant on University Place- Nix. My dining companion got a ressie here around 7:30 and the place was packed for early in the week. We opted for a nice red wine and started with a few of the dips with both the bread and veggies. The eggplant was our favorite but the hummus and labneh were also amazing. Then we moved on to the jicama salad and the roasted cucumbers, both which were amazing. We obviously had to get the greatly touted fry bread and this was basically an orgasm in your mouth. The tofu skin pockets were also great and similar to enchiladas. The spinach and dandelion pie was also amazing. We were stuffed but there are still more things I will definitely be back to try. This might be my new favorite veggie resto.
The crowd was more gender balanced than most veggie places because Nix has delicious plant based foods that even meat eaters adore. I rocked our new Katy leopard print blouse which matched perfectly with our booth as you can see. See all the OOTD deets for this fashionplate below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Turquoise and gold earrings from India
Black Prada glasses
Black american apparel leggings
Black Saint Laurent wedges
Brown leather and rose gold double cuff bracelet from Lelo
This week’s fashionplate is light and fun for the start of Spring. I’ve been wanting to check out Avant Garden, a tiny vegan spot in the east village next to Miss Lily’s 7A so the bestie and I went one Tuesday evening. Good thing I made a res because this petite spot was not accepting walk ins even on a Tuesday. We abstained from drinking and decided to split a few things. The smoked eggplant toast was amazing and you are given two large pieces. My friend wasn’t fond of the fennel hummus toast, it has a bit of a citrus quick to it. For mains we got the maitake mushrooms which was perfectly seasoned and even non veggie lovers would like. We also decided to add some carbs and basmati rice risotto which we both gobbled up, it was that good. We left satisfied but not stuffed. If you come super hungry I would probably add one more dish for two.
The vibe was chill and cozy. There were lots of groups of two girlfriends catching up and a few dates. Good job boys, keeping your women happy by trying vegan food. See how I styled our Katharine striped shirtdress for this fashionplate below.
This week’s fashionplate kicks off my modified Dry-uanary with yummy comfort vegan fare at By Chloe in the village. I decided to dress in layers with my pink multi-fabric Bianca top. This place is still crazy crowded when my bestie and I decided to grab a casual catch up dinner. We waiting on line to order our food and looked for tables indoor but there were none so we ended up grabbing a table outside. Once our buzzers went off we were ready to dig in. I got the guac burger which I loved, I might or might not be eating way too much avocado and black beans this month. Shhh. My girl got the regular burger which she liked a lot. We split the mac & cheese which was solid and the fries which tasted like normal fries. I also got a pineapple juice which was a great way to wash it all down. Next time I want to try the Quinoa taco or kale casear salads but I had both of those things I made myself this week.
Now on to the fashion part of this fashionplate. This was a heavily female dominated crowd, lots of besties like us catching up. Both trendy downtown girls and girls who just finished barre or soul and needed to refuel. See how I styled my look below.
This week’s fashionplate is keeping it light and fresh during this summer heatwave we are experiencing. I decided to rock our Brigitte self tie halter for my dinner at the new location of Dirt Candy. By now, you all know my tastes veer between uber healthy and completely decadent. Dirt Candy somehow manages to embody both of these things in their larger lower eastside location while maintaining a vegan menu. I decided to try the poolside breeze which is a cocktail that makes you feel like drinking is good as it’s loaded with greens aka antioxidants. My dining companion stuck to vodka sodas. We decided to split a bunch of things. I ended up moving on to wine, a surprisingly dry Riesling. My favorite dish had to be the brussel sprout tacos, yummy and so fun to make with all the little accoutrements. We also enjoyed the tomato cake which had a slightly smokey taste to it and the creamed chard because who doesn’t love creamed anything. The one fail for us was the carrot dish. We both like the waffles but weren’t fans of the curried carrots, the flavors didn’t resonate well for us.
Now on to the fashion part of the fashionplate. The space, although small remains bright and airy with red booths and blond wood tables. The crowd is mostly downtown twenty and thirtysomethings, mostly groups of girls or dates, lots of fedoras and black. See how I styled my Brigitte halter below. Clearly I dig the all black everything look.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Pearl and gold ear cuff
Gold star stud
Brown leather and rosegold custom handcuff bracelet
Yay for the first healthy Fashionplate at The Little Beet Table in the Flatiron/Gramercy area. I was beyond excited to try out this resto after hearing so many good things about and excited for a delicious and healthy veggie heavy meal. We went on a weekday night and it was not crowded but all the better to have a nice conversation. We started off with some Campana cocktails which were spicy and tequila based and super yummy. We then proceeded to split the sweet potatoes, the roasted carrots with house made ricotta, and farmer’s market salad. The salad was a good standard salad but the cooked veggies are out of this world. The carrots were divine as was the rich and creamy housemade ricotta that came with it that we got on the side as my dining companion is vegan and gluten free. The sweet potatoes had a nice spicy kick to it. We then moved onto our entrees, I was craving red meat so I got the LBT burger which was good and you couldn’t even tell the bread was gluten free, the spicy mayo was a nice addition to the burger and fingerling potatoes. My companion had the quinoa risotto which he enjoyed.
Now onto the fashion and scene part of Fashionplate. It was a cute little blond wood and white walled resto that was both cute and welcoming. A lot of young professionals who care about what they put into their body are patrons of this spot. I had had a long day so it was all about layers and staying warm for but I wanted to look cute and felt an all black everything outfit with our Patti leather t-back was the perfect thing. See the full fashionplate OOTD deets below.
OOTD deets by designer/brand:
Diamond hoop earrings from Dubai
Black Biltmore floppy felt Fedora
Charcoal grey sequin back skull Skull cashmere cardigan